GOSPORT BOROUGH may not have a game until next Saturday afternoon away at Truro City but this hasn’t stopped a busy time at Privett Park as they organise their next few months of action while the season continues.
In recent days the club have announced several key dates for rescheduled games both home and away, with encounters postposed due to varying reasons during late September and early October.
Perhaps the most pressing rescheduling is the trip to Harrow Borough. Originally planned for October 16, it clashed with their opponents in FA Cup action on the same day. Instead, Borough will travel to north London’s Earlsmead Stadium on Tuesday, October 26, for a 7.45pm kick-off.
Dorset-based Wimborne Town will be the visitors to Privett Park with a date of December 1 and 7.45pm kick-off time for this Southern League encounter. This game, originally planned for September 29, was cancelled by the visitors who refused to travel the 100 miles due to the fuel crisis then engulfing the country.
The third rescheduling involves top-of-the-table Hayes & Yeading United, with this home clash cancelled for midweek due to a county cup game taking priority. Confirmed earlier this week, the promotion favourites will be visiting Privett Park in the new year with the date currently set for January 19, kick-off time 7.45pm.
Cup games have also been arranged this week for Borough, who have learnt their FA Trophy opponents for October 30. It will be a home clash at Privett Park with local rivals Salisbury who are managed by ex-Portsmouth stalwart Steve Claridge. Should Gosport progress with a win, future games may be postponed as the FA Trophy takes priority over league competitions at these early stages.
In another cup competition Gosport have been drawn against Southampton-based AFC Totton in the Hampshire Senior Cup, just weeks after beating Sholing 2-1 at home on September 22. This game will take place at Privett Park on December 8 with a 7.45pm kick-off – future matches to be arranged should Borough progress.
Away from the first team, Borough are keen to advertise their Under-18s’ historic success in the FA Youth Cup; beating Cheltenham Saracens 1-0 at Privett Park on Thursday night to progress to the first round proper for the first time. The draw has since been made and Borough will travel to Reading City FC in the week ending November 6. Interested fans can read The Portsmouth News report on the draw and result by clicking this link.